WE HAVE UNTIL JULY 6th TO TELL THE USDA WE DON'T WANT THEM TO PROCEED WITH THIS NON-SENSE!
Here's why I'm making the call:
1. There's nothing wrong with the way naturemade trees. They take in carbon and release oxygen, provide shade, food, shelter. I love 'em just the way they are!!
2. Doing an open field "test" is totally reckless as they have absolutely no control over wind's transport of pollen, including the pollen of genetically altered trees.
3. If past history is any indication of future behavior, they will most certainly deny any downwind "contamination"; or as they've already done - sue anyone downwind who owns property where one of their "patented" plants happens to sprouts up!!
4. Eucalyptus trees come from Australia. I thought "environmental" groups were on a campaign to remove invasive plants brought to the U.S. from other parts of the world and return the land to its natural flora. So why are the USDA & their buddies creating and "testing" eucalyptus mutants here in the U.S.?
The link above will have you send in a nice note to the USDA. You can do that if you wish, but I'm hoping you'll join me in calling Secretary Vilsack's office 202-710-3631 and give 'em hell for even considering such a preposterous notion!! or call the toll free capital switchboard & ask for his office: 800-828-0498 or 800-459-1887 or 800-614-2803. In fact, while you've got them on the phone, you may want to tell them you don't want any GE anything! God did a wondrous thing in creating the Earth. It's time people appreciate it and take care of it, instead of destroy it & "change" it to meet their own greedy lusts!! 'cause that's what all this genetic engineering is really all about - making $$$ for a few CEO bigwigs & their government counterparts.
Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that taking care of anyone's personal greed and lust is on the list of why you're here. And don't cower to those who would try to force their selfish ways on you, either physically or by manipulation and deceit. Those people need a good swat across their bottom and be sent to the "dunce" corner as they're obviously too stupid to know why they're here and how to get along in this world.
If you agree with this message, then PLEASE SPREAD THIS CALL TO ACTION LIKE WILDFIRE - WE HAVE ONLY UNTIL MONDAY - LET'S OVERLOAD THEIR PHONES!! (just be sure to remove my email address before forwarding - thanks!)
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